BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg's The Heist.
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
Only one other person has seen the missing photo—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.
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Stephanie comes of age in EXPLOSIVE EIGHTEEN...finally pulling it together.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
While some of Evanovich’s recent Plum novels have seemed a little flat, Explosive Eighteen shows us that the series still has some stories to tell.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
...fisticuffs is frighteningly close to plot development. But because Evanovich seems to run screaming from such things, we aren’t treated to that, we’re instead treated to this book. Which is basically just like any other.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Like many other one-time fans, I think it’s time that Evanovich either breathes new life into the series by seriously shaking things up or she needs to wrap it up.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
There’s no forward movement on anything. The characters aren’t growing, the story lines sound the same and the Ranger/Morelli/Stephanie triangle is still in place and going nowhere we can see.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
I feel that Evanovich finally has turned it around in this book. I enjoyed how the story of Hawaii was included and it was different then the format of previous novels.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
This is a fun and very quick read. Evanovich knows how to keep the action flowing and the pages turning.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
I know that these are big money makers for Evanovich but I am hoping she finishes the series soon...It's so sad to watch such a great series slowly go down the toilet.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Same story different book. I think Evanovich needs to get a new spin on it.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Janet Evanovich does not stray from her usual plot lines, Explosive Eighteen is exactly what readers have come to expect from her.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Explosive Eighteen was a perfectly enjoyable read and what a treat to get two books in one year.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Explosive Eighteen fell a wee bit short...It felt like a filler novel.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Explosive Eighteen is witty and funny... light and entertaining and lots of fun.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
The plot is always decent, but there’s absolutely no character development, and despite the fact that I’m hanging on to see the outcome of the Morelli/Ranger love triangle, the romance is lacking.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
I think after 18 (numbered) books it's time to have her mind made up for her. The success of the books isn't completely about their unresolved "issues". There has to be more.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
These books are fun, cozy mysteries...a series that I will continue reading with much glee.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
I’ve come to expect the wacky and zany with this series and that’s exactly what Explosive Eighteen delivers.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Evanovich has created a ridiculous little world filled with equally ridiculous characters, and I wouldn't have it any other way.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Here’s what happened in Eighteen: NOTHING. NOTHING NEW HAPPENED.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
It was almost like someone ghost writing for Evanovich...Some reactions were over the top, others missed the mark. It was just off somehow.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
Reading a new Plum novel is like hanging out with old friends that I haven't seen in a while. Lula, Grandma Mazur, Connie and Vinnie never fail to make me laugh.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
She is such a likeable character that the morality issue really never quite comes up. Would that we all had such a dilemma!Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
I found myself struggling through the pages. Forcing myself to continue and endure the boring, profoundly unimaginative story, I fell asleep several times while reading.Read Full Review of Explosive Eighteen
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